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Madumadawa quits as PHU deputy

The Deputy Leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Madumadawa Aravinda has resigned from his position in the party following an anti-muslim speech given by him at one of the divisional meetings last week.

Muslim Ministers to resume responsibilities

Muslim Members of Parliament holding Cabinet portfolios or posts of Deputy Ministers and a State Ministers are expected to take oaths and re-assume responsibilities tonight July 29, officials told RepublicNext.

Shafi case; Issue can be solved within a week-Patali

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the issue of Dr Shafi can be solved within a week.

Muslim MPs want age of marriage to be 18

Muslim Members of Parliament are asking that the minimum age of marriage for women of their community be made 18.

FR Petitions filed by those aggrieved by Easter Bombing to be heard

The Supreme Court has fixed July 25 and 26 to hear 12 Fundamental Rights petitions filed by several hundred citizens aggrieved by the Easter Sunday bombings.

Government survives No-Confidence Motion

The Motion of No Confidence (NCM) brought against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was comfortably defeated in Parliament a short while ago by a margin of 27 votes.

United Nations concerned about growing hate speech in Sri Lanka

The top United Nations official in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, is expressing concern about the growing number of “incidents of hate speech being used in Sri Lanka against ethnic and religious minorities.”